CULTIVATING TODAY'S YOUTH TO BECOME
The Ryan Cameron Foundation (RCF) was established to provide Atlanta’s youth with the tools needed to empower them for their future leadership roles. The Foundation strives to provide young people with a forum, which includes: mentoring, tutoring, volunteering, celebrity appearances, life experiences, self-reflection, leadership instruction and personal coaching.
Although the RCF was formally founded as a not-for-profit, 501(c) (3) organization in 2002, its charitable efforts are rooted in an annual community bowling event that continues today. As an Atlanta native, Ryan’s dream has always been to help the people right here in his back yard, realize their potential. Every day we work diligently to make these dreams a reality.
Ryan Cameron, President & Founder
Ryan Cameron - father, son, husband, and philanthropist - is the “King of the Airwaves” to the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States. From humble beginnings, this Atlanta legend has become an essential part of the local community and entertainment industry alike. Ryan Cameron is an Atlanta native. As a child, he struggled with a speech impediment in addition to the hardships the came with growing up in a single-parent home. At a very young age, Ryan began to focus his energy on becoming an on-air personality the moment he head his voice on the radio during a special on youth with speech difficulties. tournament. By the time he graduated from Campbell High School in Smyrna, GA, where he played basketball and ran track, Ryan’s charming persona and contagious smile was known throughout the school as he was elected as Senior Class President. While attending the University of West Georgia, Ryan majored in broadcast and minored in sociology and criminal justice. RCF’s current initiatives include the Leadership Academy, Healthy Lifestyle Initiative, Anti-Violence Initiative, Youth Golf Clinic, and the Holiday Giving program. Fundraisers include the Go For The Green Golfing Event and the Father-Daughter Dance, held on Father’s Day supporting their fatherhood initiative.
Inspired by the birth of their children (Ryan Megan, Kai, and Cayden), Ryan and Kysha established The Ryan Cameron Foundation Leadership Academy, which recruits rising high school students and provides them with opportunities in academic, leadership, and career development along with community engagement for healthy lifestyles and anti-violence. The Leadership Academy, also known as RCFLA, is designed to follow high school participants step by step through college with a hands-on approach designed to assist them in some of life’s most basic day-to-day challenges. RCFLA’s life-changing curriculum focuses on modules including: Public Speaking, College Preparation, Responsible Citizenship, Arts/Self-Expression & Self-Realization, Financial Literacy, Leadership 101 and Etiquette.
He founded the Ryan Cameron Foundation as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2002, with a mission of cultivating today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders. His efforts were complimented by his wife Kysha who developed programs, measurements, secured community partnerships and funding. But the foundation’s actual length of service dates back to 1990, when Ryan and Kysha began an inspiring list of public service and charitable initiatives which included a golf classic and community bowling tournament.